Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Rome for Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday, July 26  morning left Rome for Bangladesh wrapping up her visit to Italy.

A regular flight of Qatar Airways, carrying Sheikh Hasina and her entourage members, departed Rome Fiumicino Airport at 09:40am local time (01:40pm BST).

The flight is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 02:05am after making a stopover at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.

Hasina travelled to Rome on June 23 to join the United Nations Food Systems Summit+2 Stocktaking Moment (UNFSS+2) at the invitation of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

Some 2000 participants from over 160 countries, including over 20 Heads of State and Government took part the July 24-26 UNFSS+2.

The prime minister delivered her address at the opening ceremony of the conference as a special guest speaker. She addressed its plenary session titled “Food Systems and Climate Action.” And she opened Bangladesh-Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Room at the FAO headquarters on July 24.

On the sideline of the UN Food Systems Summit, Sheikh Hasina held a bilateral meeting with her Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal at newly opened Bangladesh-Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Room at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Three Italian Ministers: justice minister Carlo Nordio, agriculture minister Francesco Lollobrigida and interior minister Matteo Piantedosi met Sheikh Hasina at FAO Headquarters.

FAO Director General Qu Dongyu, World Food Programme (WFP) executive director Cindy Hensley McCain, and President of International Fund of Agricultural Development (IFAD) Alvaro Lario separately met the Prime Minister on the same day. She also addressed a community event hosted by the expatriate Bangladeshis in Italy on July 25.

On the same day, Sheikh Hasina held a bilateral meeting with her Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni. Two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) “Cooperation in the Field of Energy” and “Cultural Exchange Programme” were exchanged between Bangladesh and Italy in the presence of the two Prime Ministers.

The Prime Minister participated in the “Conference of Bangladesh Envoys in Europe,” that was held at her place of residence with participation of Bangladeshi envoys stationed in 15 European countries.

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